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  • Summary: The fifth album for the Irish band was produced by Jacknife Lee.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. A Hundred Million Suns might just be Snow Patrol's biggest, most genuine effort yet.
  2. A Hundred Million Suns is rife with the kind of midtempo rock ballads that dreamy rom-com climaxes are made of.
  3. The album wholly warrants Snow Patrol's fame, presenting a band that aspires to pop/rock grandeur without developing the accompanying ego. As a result, this is the group's best work yet.
  4. However the finished album sees the band reverting to base instincts with the chug-paced, heart-tweaking, stadium-size choruses of 'Take Back the City' and 'Lifeboats.' Unit-shifting, radio-clogging business taken care of, they allow themselves freer rein with the urgent, almost hardcore-fast and uncomfortably confessional 'Disaster Button.'
  5. A Hundred Million Suns is just what their hordes demanded, similar enough to uits predecessors to be identifiably Snow Patrol but sufficently different to suggest progression. [Nov 2008, p.106]
  6. A Hundred Million Suns isn't a bad album - in fact, in parts, it's rather good. It's just that to find those good parts, you have to wade through acres of very average filler.
  7. A Hundred Million Suns? Ugh. More like a hundred million yawns.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MikeC.
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    Excellent follow up to Eyes open - if you are a fan of Travis - British Sea Power and Kaiser Chiefs - you will love this. My favorite is Set Down your Glass. Expand
  2. FrankG
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    The last track is amazing and so is the rest of it.
  3. JackL.
    Oct 29, 2008
    8
    A definite change for snow patrol, but a good one nonetheless.
  4. Jun 17, 2011
    8
    Snow Patrol really hits their stride and sound here and deliver a more focused and mature sound/lyrics. Showing off their rock/pop/and slow jam ability they have mixed in bits of their old sound and new for great results. With songs about love and heart ache accompany with personal lyrics and catchy music it's hard not to get into this album. Whether your a fan of them before or new your bound to find more than a few tracks or the whole album to your liking. Expand
  5. May 24, 2012
    7
    It's got some good moments but it's also got a lot of dull moments. I think itâ
  6. DaveS.
    Oct 28, 2008
    4
    I think both their previous two cds were better then this.